Destination Currency Guides

All the information you need to ensure your travel money goes further

Canada

Save on bank fees and buy Canadian Dollars in cash:

  • No exchange fees on all Canadian Dollar exchanges
  • Receive a highly competitive exchange rate
  • Notes in a range of denominations
  • Pre-order online, contact us to make a reservation or visit us in-store

ATM access 

ATM access is widespread in Canada, ATM’s operate 24 hours a day and most are suitable for international debit or credit card use. If you are staying in a remote area, you can search here to find ATM’s available in your location.

Canadian Dollar cash

Cash is a travel essential and can save you time and money on many occasions. Having local currency on hand can:

  • be handy for small purchases such as something to eat or drink
  • give you an alternative method of payment in the event you are unable to pay with a card or you are charged an additional fee to pay with a card
  • save you from having to pay high commission fees to exchange money in popular tourist areas when you arrive in Canada

Using your credit or debit card

Remember to check in with your bank to make sure you are fully aware of the fees you will be charged to make purchases or to withdraw money from an ATM in Canada. Click here to see common credit/debit card fees and charges before you speak with your bank. You can access money fee-free in Canada with a Mastercard Multi-currency Cash Passport card, read more about saving money with a travel card here. If you are planning to take your debit card with you, It is also important to make sure that your card will work overseas. Look on the front and back of your card and make sure that there is a Visa, Mastercard or American Express symbol on the card. If there are none of these symbols, there may be a Maestro or Cirrus logo – these cards will only work at ATM’s that display the Cirrus or Maestro logo. Please feel welcome to contact us if you are unsure if your credit or debit card will work.

Save on bank fees and buy Canadian Dollars in cash:

  • No exchange fees on all Canadian Dollar exchanges
  • Notes in a range of denominations
  • Pre-order online, contact us to make a reservation or visit us in-store

 

Conditions:

We endeavour to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information for your destination. This information should be used as a guide only and does not constitute personal advice. Please refer to the relevant product disclosure statement before making the decision to purchase any product offered by Exchange Now. Consider your own circumstances before making a decision on how you will take your money with you overseas.

*Card payment surcharges apply to certain transactions online and in-store. Exchange Now have free payment options available to you, please click here to read all applicable card payment surcharges.

*You will be redirected to the Mastercard ATM Locator and the information displayed is not published or guaranteed by Exchange Now. The ATM locations have been provided to Mastercard by the relevant institutions and are subject to change.

Country Canada
Capital City Ottawa
Official Currency Canadian Dollar
Smallest Note 5
Largest Note 100
Cash Available to Purchase Yes